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Case Study: Vehicle Seating Lubrication – Optimising Vehicle Comfort

In this case study, we explore how Krytox™ lubricants were successfully used to optimise the comfort of vehicle seating by an automotive manufacturer.

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Case Study: Vehicle Seating Lubrication with Krytox™

In order to understand how industrial experts were able to use a Krytox™ lubricant for successful vehicle seating lubrication, improving the comfort levels of a vehicle, we will explore the context, the problem and the way it was solved.

The Client

A seating manufacturer responsible for the production of seats for luxury vehicles had been receiving many complaints regarding squeaky seats. The customers reported a decrease in satisfaction as a result of this problem. The manufacturer wanted to reduce the number of recalls to improve customer satisfaction and reduce the number of repair and maintenance calls.

The Problem

It was determined that the metal slides for the headrest of vehicle seats were responsible for the noisy squeaks. These slides traditionally aren’t lubricated due to the difficulty of finding a fully compatible lubricant. Although, due to the issue, the manufacturer was determined to improve customer satisfaction and eradicate the squeaks by lubricating the metal slides for the headrest.

The lubricant was required to be non-migratory, compatible with the metal slides and easy to apply.

The Solution

It was determined that Krytox™ GPL 101 was the ideal solution to this manufacturer’s problem. This is a lubricant that is compatible with all metals and is easy to apply onto clean metallic surfaces during the seat assembly process by using an applicator. In addition, it is non-migratory due to its low vapour pressure and surface energy, staying exactly where it’s applied.

The Benefits

As a result of using Krytox™ GPL 101 as a lubricant on the metal slides of the vehicle seat headrests, the manufacturers were able to:

  • Significantly reduce noisy squeaks in the seats
  • Provide excellent lubricity to the headrests, making them easier to use
  • Reduce product recalls
  • Improve customer satisfaction and brand image
  • Improve profitability

In addition to being used for vehicle seating lubrication, Krytox™ GPL 101 can also be used in many other automotive applications, reducing squeaks and wear while improving quality and ease of use.

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